Metallica all set to rock Bangalore today


Deepa Balakrishnan,CNN-IBN
Oct 30, 2011 at 08:23am IST

Bangalore: Rock band Metallica's maiden Indian tour started on a dismal note when their concert was cancelled in Delhi but the band is all set to rock Bangalore on Sunday night and the fans are hoping that finally they will see the legends perform live.

20,000 lucky ones who have got tickets for Sunday's gig at the Bangalore Palace Ground are keeping their fingers crossed. Not wanting a repeat of the Gurgaon fiasco, die-hard fans from Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune have started congregating at their pilgrimage point a day in advance.

"I have come all the way from Mumbai just for this concert, I've been a fan of Metallica some ten years now," a fan at the Bangalore venue said.

Frenzy apart, there is a sense of nervousness at the long queues as fans wait to confirm bookings. Friday's no-show at Gurgaon has left people worried.

"I booked tickets online and yet I stood here for two hours. Now they're saying I can't get the ticket. What's the point?" a fan said.

Friday's flop show has been bad press for the organisers, DNA networks, but they insist that they are not taking any chances for Sunday.

PR Manager Karuna Prithvi said, “We've put in extra barricades and more security for the Sunday’s gig.”

The city police have granted permission for Sunday's concert that starts at 5 pm, even as serious concerns over the turnout and the security remain.

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